Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blog Birthday!

This little blog is 5 today!
Special shout out to my friend Sarah for getting me started on the whole blogging band wagon!
Friend & fellow blogger: Sarah (& Moses too)
My sweet sidekick Remy.
This is his usual spot when I am updating the blog.
He serves as a back pillow/seat warmer.☺
To celebrate the blog birthday, I baked apple pie muffins from My Baking Addiction. So yummy & a good way to use up a bunch of Costco apples. These were more like cupcakes than I can get away with serving them for dessert!

Apple Pie Muffins from My Baking Addiction

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups peeled, chopped Granny Smith Apples


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter, melted


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 cup muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, 1/2 cup melted butter, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
3. Pour butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in apples. Use a large scoop to fill each muffin well, filling the cups to the top.
4. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, rolled oats, and cinnamon. Drizzle in 3 tablespoons of melted butter, mixing until well blended. Sprinkle this over the tops of the muffins.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins spring back when lightly pressed.
6. Cool on wire rack. Store at room temperature.


Chris and Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, goremygo! I'm proud to be the blame (er....encouragement)! I miss seeing you almost every day and am glad I get to stay in touch through the great world wide web!

erinz said...

I miss seeing you too! Omid & I are overdue for a party...hope to have one soon. We'll send the three of you an invite!